Congratulations reception

Carola 2

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Is "congratulations reception" applicable in English?

It is a direct translation from Finnish.

The Finnish expression means that there is a reception where those that attend can congratulate the organisation whose anniversary it is.

Grateful for comments!

Carola
 

emsr2d2

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Welcome to the forum. :hi:

It's not natural in BrE. If a company chooses to have a party or a reception to celebrate an anniversary, it would probably just be called their "30th Anniversary Reception/Party".
 

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Ditto in American English. The reader of an announcement for a 30th Anniversary Reception understands that one purpose of the event is to offer congratulations.
 
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